Wednesday, March 11, 2015

History Trivia - Romeo & Juliet's wedding day

March 11

222  Emperor Elagabalus was assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, by the Praetorian Guard during a revolt. Their mutilated bodies were dragged through the streets of Rome before thrown into the Tiber.

1302 Romeo & Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare.

1669 Mount Etna (Sicily) erupted. 990,000,000 cubic yards of lava were thrown out over four months, destroying a dozen villages. Ashes formed a double cone more than 150 ft high, now called Monti Rossi.

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